Freegal- Free music available to download and stream!
Now available! Freegal is a free music service from the library. Click on the link above to visit the Freegal website, and then just click Login. All you need is your library card number!
Freegal offers access to about 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries. You are able to download and stream on your computer, and you can even download a free mobile app to listen on the go!
The Life and Crimes of John Looney- Notorious Quad City Gangster!
Join us at the Library on Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of John Looney, one of the nation's biggest crime bosses. Looney controlled gambling, illegal liquor, prostitution, and more through a crime organization which ruled Rock Island in the early 1900s. John Looney was the basis for the gangster portrayed by Paul Newman in the movie Road to Perdition.
This fascination story will be presented by Roger Ruthhart, co-author of the book Citadel of Sin: The John Looney Story.
This program is free and open to the public.
Who's Ready to Color AGAIN!?! - Back by Popular Demand!
On April 26, 2016, the Colona Public Library will once again hold an Adult Coloring Night. We'll supply the coloring sheets, pencils and pens, tea, cocoa and cookies, and plenty of coloring sheets to choose from. If you'd like, bring a snack to share. Stop in any time after 5:30 to color your stress away. Free for adults!
Niabi Zoo and Putnam Museum Family Passes
You are now able to check out family passes for the Putnam Museum and Niabi Zoo! Both passes are good for free admission of two adults and four children, and can be checked out for two days. *ID will need to be provided at time of use.*
Pay Fines Online With Credit Cards!
You can now pay for fines and fees online through Encore. Simply log into your account with your card number and you PIN, and you will see the option to pay using E-Commerce. Any fine listed must be paid in full, and there is a minimum amount of $1.00. There is no charge to use this service. See staff for help with this convenient service.
Read About the Latest Library News with the Newsletter online
We are happy to provide access to our newsletter online here. You
can check it out online just in case you recycled yours or it's not
at hand at the moment. We hope you'll find this handy access to the
lastest news and program information helpful!
Spring 2016 Newsletter
Visit ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy for exciting educational activities. It's a website that helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studeis, art music and much more! For kids ages 2-7+!
This resource is free to use at the library
Check out our Miscellaneous Links page for some great sites to find reviews of movies, TV shows, games, and more!
Recycle at the Library
Colona Public Library is collecting aluminum cans (empty and rinsed please!) The aluminum is sold by the pound and the profits go towards funding various library programs.
~Please do not drop off bags of mixed recyclables!~
If you are living in the area and don't yet have a library card, please stop in to apply for one today!
Did You Know?
We have free internet usage on library computers and wi-fi access. If you're 18 or over, you can borrow movies and television shows on DVD - we have most new releases, in addition to holiday shows and old favorites! We now have videogames available, too! We have books for any age for recreation and research. We can show you how to get books from any other library in our system to be delivered here for your convenience. You can request books or renew them on-line. You can even download audiobooks and e-books for free from the comfort of your own home! We also have a copier which has great features to print, scan or copy in color.
Thanks to the following patrons who have donated to the library:
Sandy Tallent, Judy Junis,Robert Oehrlein,Pat Perkins, Marian Welty, Marlene Schwartz, Kimberly Hicks,Loren Rathjen, Yuri Parker, Jackie Stickle, Harold Bennitt, Kari Clements, Eleanor Norville, Jane Forest, Betty Fisher, Marco Romero, Nancy Hamerlinck, Roland Behnke, Dennis Kelley, Jeannie Gless, Rosalie Duncan, Ramona Oltmann, Susan Brown, Sharon DeWulf, Lisa Shaw, Arlene Parker, Sandy Schneider, Jim Ausmus, Jolly Jackson.
And thanks to everyone who donates their aluminum cans, too!
Contact the Colona Library Board